Aeolos Corfu Beach Hotel Resort
Museums

Archeological museum


In the Garitsa quarter, a pleasant 15 minute walk from the Old Town, this museum displays some of the archaeological finds unearthed on the island. Pride of place goes to the fabulous Gorgon Pediment, a 5th Century BC carving which once adorned the Temple of Artemis at Kanoni. This is one of the best preserved Archaic sculptures in Greece. The 56 foot long frieze depicts the snake-haired gorgon, Medusa, flanked by giant lion-like figures and her children, Chrysaor, and (almost invisible) Pegasus, the flying horse. Other important exhibits include three funerary monuments from the cemetery of the ancient town of Corfu dating from the 6th century BC. One of the most beautiful exhibits in the museum is the archaic lion which was found near Menecrates' tomb and which dates from the 7th century BC. There are also finds from the temple of Hera and the temple of Apollo which were found on the Mon Repos estate. There is also a large collection of Corcyran coins.

Byzantium Museum


The Byzantine Museum is housed in the Panagia Antivouniotissa church. It is a museum of post-Byzantine religious art of the Cretan and early Heptanese schools in Corfu, Greece. It is located in the former church of the Holy Mother of God Antivouniotissa (Greek for facing the mountain) The collection includes early Christian sculptures, parts of Byzantine frescoes and a collection of icons, significant works by both well known and anonymous artists, dating from the 15th to the 20th century, which fully represent six centuries of artistic religious expression and creation in Corfu and the Ionian Islands. Open from Tuesday – Sunday 08.30 – 15.00 hours.

Casa Parlante


"Welcome! Please, come in! The Count will be with you presently. He hopes you will join him and the Countess in the drawing room for tea.” This is what you would hear at Casa Parlante, the most alive historical museum in Corfu. A 19th century noble mansion comes to life with stories to tell. In the unique architectural setting of a classical mansion in the historic Old town of Corfu, the everyday life of the island’s 19th century nobility is recreated. Through animated figures, using robotic technology, and the perfect reproduction of décor and furnishing, Casa Parlante promises to deliver you a true insight into bygone Corfu. Awakening all your senses, the traditions of the island unfold in front of you, depicting family life in an authentic experience of sights, sounds and smells. Before your eyes the house will come to life…Listen to the children of the family playing music, smell the aromas of the cook’s virtuosic cuisine, read the headlines of the Count’s newspaper…  Casa Parlante is a unique museum: it brings history to life and lets the visitor breathe it in… http://casaparlante.gr/

Corfu Shell Museum in Benitses


The beautiful world of the deep. The Museum contains many thousands of impressive and rare species from most seas of the planet and possesses one of the biggest and most complete shell collections in Europe. It contains shells, fossils, sponges, corals, stuffed fish, sharks and shark teeth, lobsters, crabs, sea urchins, snakes and more from the Indian and Pacific Ocean, and also from the Mediterranean Sea. The exhibits are mainly from the personal collection of Mr Sagias, which is enriched constantly, but also from donations made to the museum. Benitses, 49084 Corfu. Contact numbers (+30) 26610 72227, 6977629829, 6936851678, 2661042900

Museum of Asian art


This museum, unique in Greece, is housed in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. It contains a collection of thousands of pieces dating from the Neolithic Age to the 19th century. The major part of the museum's exhibits come from the private collection of the Greek diplomat Grigorios Manos, consisting of 10,000 pieces which he donated to the Greek state in 1928. As well as artefacts from China and Japan there are interesting items from Pakistan, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Korea. Of special interest is the unique Helleno-Buddhist collection with sculptures from Gandhara in Pakistan dating from the 1st to the 5th centuries AD showing the Hellenistic influence on Buddhism in the region and beyond

Solomos museum


The restored house of the National Poet of Greece Dionysios Solomos (writer of the National Hymn of Greece). The museum contains his writing-table, personal items and a collection of photographs connected to his life and work. There is a rich library dedicated to Solomos and portraits of the poet and other representative of the “Solomos School”.
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